Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak seeking positives from Norwich defeat
Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak insists it is time to get down to business in the Premier League losing at Norwich.
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Last Updated: 30/11/13 7:21pm
Gary Hooper's first-half strike was the difference between the sides, leaving Palace rooted at the foot of the table with only seven points from their opening 13 fixtures.
The defeat at Carrow Road was Tony Pulis' first as manager but Crystal Palace were not short of opportunities.
Barry Bannan fired a left-footed shot on target, only for Norwich defender Martin Olsson to head off the line before Sebastien Bassong also made a last-ditch clearance to deny Palace in the second half.
Jedinak was left ruing the squandered openings but insists Palace must learn their lessons quickly with a busy Christmas period fast approaching.
"I think we definitely gave ourselves every opportunity, we didn't get the clear-cut chances, unfortunately that's the way it goes," the Australia international told Sky Sports.
"I thought we did deserve something but that's football, that's the harsh realities of the game.
"We must pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off for another tough game on Tuesday against West Ham."
As Olsson cleared Bannan's effort off the line, Palace players surrounded the referee but were left disappointed by the Goal Decision Review.
"It was one of numerous chances we had and it was unlucky, I kept asking the referee, 'Did you hear the watch beep?' but nothing of it," he added.
Despite not being able to build on their win against Hull City last weekend, Jedinak insists Palace must take the positives from their performance.
"I think we were relentless in our pressure, we didn't give up and it showed the boys were hungry and determined to get something out of the game," he said.
"I think we finished the stronger by far and we will take what we can from this game and move into the next one."
The newly-promoted side have struggled to acclimatise to life in the top flight but Palace skipper Jedinak believes back-to-back home games against West Ham and Cardiff provide the ideal opportunity to find consistency.
"Obviously there is a settling in period but it is time to get down to business," he added.
"The boys are aware of that, we have a tough week ahead but we'll be ready for that and eager to do our best.
"It is always great to get back home at Selhurst Park in front of our home fans who have been fantastic this year."